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RCN publications cover a wide range of topics varying from clinical guidance to employment relations issues to advice on bullying. To reproduce RCN publications please complete the copyright request form and we’ll be in touch.

  • 21 Aug 2017

    The Student Money Guide

    Publication Code : 006287

    This Guide provides comprehensive advice for nursing and midwifery students on funding, benefits and housing as well as tips on saving money and budgeting.

  • 2 Aug 2017

    Termination of Pregnancy

    Publication Code : 005957

    This guidance incorporates expert and evidence-based practice. It has been produced to support registered nurses and midwives working within the NHS and independent sector. It considers the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 and is mainly related to the care of women undergoing termination of a pregnancy under section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967.

  • 18 Jul 2017

    Improving Digital Literacy

    Publication Code : 006129

    The effective use of information and digital technologies is a key enabler in delivering health and social care now and in the future. The impact of technology and the potential that it has to transform care is a professional issue touching on care delivery, practice, education and research. Developed by Health Education England and the RCN, the publication outlines why digital capabilities are so important in the provision of the best care; why the right digital knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes are important and relevant to each and all of us working in health and care; and what those digital capabilities are. It details the work undertaken to date on the digital literacy programme of work and also highlights the RCN’s focus on developing digital capabilities in the nursing and midwifery workforce and why this will bring tangible benefits to citizens and patients.

  • 29 Jun 2017

    Making the case for facilities time and facilities agreements in the NHS

    Publication Code : 006202

    This guidance sets out the provisions in the Trade Union Act, looks at the benefits of union representation and facilities agreements and restates what the law and good practice say about the issue. It aims to provide you with information to make the case for facilities time and agreements. At the back of this publication, there are also template letters to share with employers to help you make the case.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    National Curriculum and Competency Framework Emergency Nursing (Level 2)

    Publication Code : 005923

    This framework (Part 1 005 883 and Part 2 005 923) developed by leading emergency nursing experts, is founded on nursing philosophy and details the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required of emergency nurses. It provides a clear career structure for those wishing to advance in the specialism.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    National Curriculum and Competency Framework for Emergency Nursing (Level 1)

    Publication Code : 005883

    This framework (Part 1 005 883 and Part 2 005 923) developed by leading emergency nursing experts, is founded on nursing philosophy and details the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required of emergency nurses. It provides a clear career structure for those wishing to advance in the specialism.

  • 15 Jun 2017

    Principles of Consent

    Publication Code : 006047

    This document aims to provide information to registered nurses and other nursing staff to guide their practice around consent.

  • 15 Jun 2017

    Three Steps to Positive Practice

    Publication Code : 006075

    This document was developed by a multi-disciplinary group based in Northern Ireland, involving the RCN, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and the College of Occupational Therapists. It is designed to assist health and social care professionals who are involved in practices where people in their care may be restricted in some way.

  • 14 Jun 2017

    Retired members: Stay connected

    Publication Code : 006166

    Retired members can still benefit from RCN membership, including membership of the National Pensioners Convention Network.

  • 23 May 2017

    Guidance for Mentors of Nursing and Midwifery Students

    Publication Code : 006133

    The importance of the role of mentors and the quality of the mentorship offered in the practice environment, wherever that may be, cannot be over-emphasised. This guidance outlines the responsibilities of a mentor alongside those of students, higher education institutions (HEIs) and practice-based learning providers.

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